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Forum: Road Cycling
04-12-21, 03:41 PM
Replies: 10,323
Views: 2,960,043
Posted By zachleft

I sold the whole groupset on eBay rather quickly...

I sold the whole groupset on eBay rather quickly actually!
Forum: Road Cycling
04-12-21, 11:55 AM
Replies: 10,323
Views: 2,960,043
Posted By zachleft

Following up on this... Decided to make a...

Following up on this...

Decided to make a project out of it. I ended up not sandblasting it, which I think was the smart choice. I've come to appreciate the loud branding. I also saw a couple of...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-02-21, 02:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 343
Posted By zachleft

February showers bring...March flowers?

February showers bring...March flowers?
Forum: Road Cycling
02-02-21, 01:56 AM
Replies: 10,323
Views: 2,960,043
Posted By zachleft

Excited to join the CAAD club. Ended up picking...

Excited to join the CAAD club. Ended up picking up that CAAD 5 (2004 R600) for $300. Came with a bunch of extras like a tri bar, pump, saddle bag. I'll probably sell the tri bar though.

-Shimano...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-26-21, 07:23 PM
Replies: 10,323
Views: 2,960,043
Posted By zachleft

Can anyone tell me if Caad 5 frames (2004 r600)...

Can anyone tell me if Caad 5 frames (2004 r600) can fit a 28c tire? I'd probably ride 25 most of the time, but having the option to put on 28 might be nice. I'm gonna assume it's not possible though
01-20-21, 07:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,344
Posted By zachleft

The only reason I ask for the serial number is...

The only reason I ask for the serial number is because they fail to list the frame size in their listings (which frustratingly is a lot of the time) and the vintage cannondale frames literally have...
01-20-21, 05:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,193
Posted By zachleft

Certainly has some character! Beat saddles...

Certainly has some character! Beat saddles actually look kinda neat to me when the frame is in nice condition. A contrast thing I suppose.
01-20-21, 05:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,344
Posted By zachleft

Is it just me or are people are super weird when asked for serial numbers?

I've been looking for a vintage cannondale, and as many of you know the frame size and year are usually featured in the serial number found on the older frames.

I've definitely run into a few...
01-16-21, 02:24 PM
Replies: 1,220
Views: 300,596
Posted By zachleft

the earth tones on this are just *chefs kiss*

the earth tones on this are just *chefs kiss*
01-16-21, 02:42 AM
Replies: 1,220
Views: 300,596
Posted By zachleft

What year is this? Can't tell if it has fat tubes...

What year is this? Can't tell if it has fat tubes or not. Also what's the best way to strip the paint like this? Did you polish it at all?
01-15-21, 04:05 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 13,202
Posted By zachleft

How's the bike looking today? I'll hopefully be...

How's the bike looking today? I'll hopefully be picking up a mint frame myself to do an STI conversion (assuming it's the correct size)
01-01-21, 10:26 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 16,641
Posted By zachleft

This is all very helpful so thank you. And what...

This is all very helpful so thank you. And what did you mean by this?

"8 of 9 on 7 or 9 of 10 on 7"
12-31-20, 03:25 AM
Replies: 8,003
Views: 2,486,658
Posted By zachleft

That paint is great, reminds me of the vw golf...

That paint is great, reminds me of the vw golf harlequin

https://newsroom.vw.com/app/uploads/2019/04/Harlequin-Shot-1996.jpg
12-31-20, 01:53 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 16,641
Posted By zachleft

I'll def be checking this out, thanks ...

I'll def be checking this out, thanks



There's two I'm looking at: a '96 R500 and a '92 R400. Both happen to be 7 speed unfortunately. The R400 is 126mm based on the serial number the seller...
12-30-20, 06:40 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 16,641
Posted By zachleft

I'm looking to buy a early to mid 90s Cannondale...

I'm looking to buy a early to mid 90s Cannondale R or SR frame with the cantilever drops and would love to increase the number of gears from 7 to at least 8. The ones I've looked at have 126mm drops...
12-29-20, 08:56 PM
Replies: 1,220
Views: 300,596
Posted By zachleft

Thank you! How come you aren't using the 11? You...

Thank you! How come you aren't using the 11? You just removed it and put the spacer in it's place..? Sorry I'm a noob
12-29-20, 02:39 PM
Replies: 1,220
Views: 300,596
Posted By zachleft

What set up do you have for cassette and crank?...

What set up do you have for cassette and crank? Is your dropout 126mm? I'm looking to buy one of these frames and the stock gearing is kind of limited at 52/42 crank and 13-23 freewheel, but the hub...
Forum: Touring
12-22-20, 08:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 12,688
Posted By zachleft

According to the catalog, it came out of the...

According to the catalog, it came out of the factory with 27" on it, so I was just curious if it's possible to fit 29" on there. You mentioned you had a sport touring so I assume this is similar, but...
Forum: Touring
12-21-20, 06:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 12,688
Posted By zachleft

Bumping an old post but I'm looking at an '89...

Bumping an old post but I'm looking at an '89 ST400 and had the same question about 27 inch wheels. Would you advise against using 700 on this frame, or did you not have any issues?
12-16-20, 03:16 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 544
Posted By zachleft

I cannot find any info on this Cannondale Caad4 Saeco

All I'm able to find is info on the Team Saeco which have the yellow Saeco logo rather than white like this bike. The listing didn't really have anymore helpful info
...
12-15-20, 08:29 PM
Replies: 1,220
Views: 300,596
Posted By zachleft

I think I'm in love

I think I'm in love
12-15-20, 12:52 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,161
Posted By zachleft

Is that yours? It's lovely

Is that yours? It's lovely
12-14-20, 10:06 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,161
Posted By zachleft

lol no worries

lol no worries
12-14-20, 09:38 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,161
Posted By zachleft

....you are smarter than I. They're 700cc,...

....you are smarter than I.

They're 700cc, so 29 inches, so 73.66 cm

Gonna go see if I can approximate this
12-14-20, 08:59 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,161
Posted By zachleft

I got short legs Tim!

I got short legs Tim!
12-14-20, 08:44 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,161
Posted By zachleft

Lool I think the seller just isn't a big...

Lool

I think the seller just isn't a big bike person to be honest, so I'm guessing she didn't know to take a photo crank side. She said if she doesn't sell it she was going to lend it to one of...
12-14-20, 08:39 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,161
Posted By zachleft

I've done some additional sleuthing on bikeindex ...

I've done some additional sleuthing on bikeindex

You can see the size differences by looking at the spacing between the top tube and down tube where they meet at the head tube

This one is...
12-14-20, 07:51 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,161
Posted By zachleft

Can anyone eyeball the size of this Bianchi?

It's either a 53cm or 55cm. The seller said she's 5'8" but it's got that short upright stem so it wouldn't at all shock me if it was a 55cm.

https://i.imgur.com/f7EfwNf.jpg
12-06-20, 01:06 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,571
Posted By zachleft

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1575/img_0378_2e18f53796a95ef812bff4f63cdb9b762c70ddde.jpg

So I ended up removing the rack, swapping the seat and wheels and it...
12-05-20, 01:05 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,571
Posted By zachleft

Damn that thing is looking sweeeet after all the...

Damn that thing is looking sweeeet after all the changes. You really don't see enough nice black vintage bikes.

Love all your suggestions and I think I'm going to do a few swaps tomorrow. I've...
12-04-20, 12:34 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,571
Posted By zachleft

I'm 5'9". It's a bit small on me right now due to...

I'm 5'9". It's a bit small on me right now due to the stem, which I'd def replace if I end up keeping it. And I think the slightly upward sloping top tube factors into that as well
12-03-20, 03:25 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,571
Posted By zachleft

Turning a touring bike into a road bike

Is this something people do?

I just picked up this '98 Bianchi Volpe, but I found out it's more of a touring/cyclocross bike after the fact. As far as I can tell it still has all the original...
12-01-20, 11:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 780
Posted By zachleft

thanks, I think I'm going to check it out today....

thanks, I think I'm going to check it out today. Anything in particular I should be on the look out for?
11-28-20, 03:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 761
Posted By zachleft

Thanks for the reply. Yes I love the color too!...

Thanks for the reply. Yes I love the color too! Are these a lower end Bianchi? I assume they're still solid, no?

I think I'd end up replacing those mountain bike handlebars with drops
11-28-20, 03:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 761
Posted By zachleft

So he updated the post with just a higher quality...

So he updated the post with just a higher quality image of the original image.....lol

...
11-26-20, 05:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 761
Posted By zachleft

Any info on this Bianchi Eros?

All that's listed really is that it's got 3x7 Shimano gearing. He said he'd send me more photos tomorrow, but I'd love to know if this is a bike worth buying assuming the photos check out. He's...
11-10-20, 12:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 901
Posted By zachleft

Hmm I like the price on these, but these seem lie...

Hmm I like the price on these, but these seem lie they'd be easy to unscrew, no?
11-09-20, 10:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 901
Posted By zachleft

Best security skewers?

In the market for some locks. For the main frame lock I'm deciding between a Kryptonite New York and Kryptonite Evolution Mini 7 for a slightly smaller shackle.

But I think I'd like to expand...
10-09-20, 12:50 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,866
Posted By zachleft

It's a 54cm and I'm 5'9. I think it's a good fit....

It's a 54cm and I'm 5'9. I think it's a good fit. I just think I overcompensated with a 70mm stem after having the inclined mountainbike stem. I didn't do much research before switching and just...
10-07-20, 01:19 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,866
Posted By zachleft

It's all pretty much Shimano: ...

It's all pretty much Shimano:

http://www.vintage-trek.com/images/trek/90Trek/90TrekSpecs1.jpg

Also yeah I'd be up for selling the black stem. $15 sound alright?
...
10-06-20, 12:17 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,866
Posted By zachleft

Oh of course - the bike is a 1990 Trek 1420 ...

Oh of course - the bike is a 1990 Trek 1420

This is what how it looked when I picked it up. I've swapped a few parts since; new Fabric saddle, vintage Nitto stem as I mentioned, tape, hybrid...
10-06-20, 12:04 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,866
Posted By zachleft

My handlebar is a 25.4mm so Cinelli might be out...

My handlebar is a 25.4mm so Cinelli might be out unless I decide to get some new handlebars as well. The post diameter is 22.2 and the top part (not sure of the technical term) is 70mm
10-06-20, 02:41 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,866
Posted By zachleft

What are some quality quill stem brands?

I've got a vintage Nitto quill stem (70mm) on my bike right now and I'm not really liking the length. It's too short. I have to move my seat all the way back in order to feel like I'm not upright....
04-26-20, 10:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 540
Posted By zachleft

Let's see pics of your interesting bar tape!

In the market for some bar tape and could use some inspiration.

If you have any neat color combinations, designs, prints, materials on your bar tape, let's see it all!
04-24-20, 07:34 PM
Replies: 3,992
Views: 376,065
Posted By zachleft

Just got a pair of Shimano hybrid pedals and...

Just got a pair of Shimano hybrid pedals and don't really have a use for these Ascent Terras. Looks like they aren't worth much, so if anyone wants them for the price of shipping, just shoot me a pm...
04-23-20, 12:22 PM
Replies: 3,992
Views: 376,065
Posted By zachleft

Thanks! and yep it's the right size

Thanks! and yep it's the right size
04-23-20, 11:27 AM
Replies: 3,992
Views: 376,065
Posted By zachleft

New to biking and learning the parts, but can...

New to biking and learning the parts, but can anyone speak on the quality of Nitto stems? More specifically I found a vintage Nitto young stem off an 80s Fuji bike I may purchase. Would like to know...
04-22-20, 12:59 PM
Replies: 3,992
Views: 376,065
Posted By zachleft

So I have this exact stem in a bike I just...

So I have this exact stem in a bike I just bought.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/SR-Sakae-Mountain-Bike-Stem-NOS-Vintage-100mm-X-22-2-X-25-4/293259042283

What do the numbers mean in the title? And...
04-21-20, 04:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,193
Posted By zachleft

It may be too late for me. I've already begun...

It may be too late for me. I've already begun playing around with the idea of silver components......
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